Apr 14, 2009


Job Opportunity at the Skirball
Posted by: "annaschwarz06" aschwarz@skirball.org annaschwarz06
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:38 pm (PDT)

Job Posting: Full-Time Noah's Ark Gallery Educator

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks Gallery Educators to staff Noah's Ark at the Skirball. Gallery Educators facilitate gallery-based school, group, and public programs.

On a daily basis Gallery Educators practice full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements and team building, percussion, storytelling, and facilitation of hands-on art-making activities.

Noah's Ark at the Skirball includes an entire floor of hands-on galleries, an adjacent park space, and an outdoor amphitheater, all dedicated to exploring the themes of community, diversity, and building a better world.

The Gallery Educators report to the Noah's Ark Gallery Manager.

The position of Gallery Educator is year-round and full-time; occurring during weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Gallery Educators are required to work one weekend day each week, either Saturday or Sunday as assigned. Ability to work both Saturday and Sunday a plus.

• Works cooperatively to ensure successful gallery experiences for schools, groups and the general public including guided and drop-in experiences, table-based activities; participatory movement, music, drumming, and workshops.
• Responsible for the on-going integration and application of feedback from supervisors to achieve program goals and standards.
• Resets and maintain galleries to ensure optimal condition and an aesthetically pleasing environment including daily prop cleaning.
• Assists in collecting and preparing materials for daily programs including inventory upkeep and organization.
• Works as a member of the team to ensure timely and comprehensive implementation of daily opening and closing gallery procedures.
• Proactively problem-solves to address customer service and operational issues including inter-departmental communications and follow through.
• Performs all necessary administrative work related to Noah's Ark Gallery Educator duties as assigned.
• Troubleshoots on the gallery floor and in the park as needed.
• Tracks and evaluates program experiences as needed and assigned.
• Contributes to developing new gallery programs as requested.
• Co-trains and mentors fellow colleagues as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Works one weekend day each week as assigned.

• Background and experience in arts education, child development, and/or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to lead educational experiences for people of all ages.
• Experience working with children and families; interactive gallery teaching experience preferred.
• Proficiency in one or more of the following specialized areas: full-body puppetry, movement, ropes/challenge course elements and team building, percussion, storytelling, and visual arts.
• Team player with a professional, positive attitude.
• On any given day, may be required to do one or more of the following: climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, lifting, sitting on the floor to meet visitor and program requirements.
• Ability to work long hours that require physical agility and sustained energy
• Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced, highly sensory environment.
• Ability to model positive behavior through words, actions, and attitude in challenging situations.
• Ability to assess the needs of the galleries and assist in maintaining a safe and educational environment.
• Ability to problem-solve independently and collaborate with others.
• Ability to receive and respond positively to feedback.
• Fluency in second language a plus.

Full time compensation for this hourly, non-exempt position will be $30,000/year with full benefits.

Please email resume and cover letter to humanresources@skirball.org or fax to (310) 440-4595.
Or send copies to:
Human Resources Department
Noah's Ark Gallery Educator
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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